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05-14-14, 12:06 PM   #1
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A survey for WoW gamers(55+) and winning $100

Dear World of Warcraft gamers,

If you are aged 55+, you are welcome to take a survey about the social and emotional impacts of playing WoW on older adults. It is part of a 4-year founded project: “Aging well, can digital games help?”

Our goal is to examine how to use digital games to improve the quality of life of older adults. In addition to exploring questions about your WoW playing experiences, our study explores the potential social and emotional benefits of playing WoW, like dealing with loneliness, depression and isolation issues.

Here is the survey link: http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/davi...dults-and-wow/

The survey will take approximately 10 minutes. To maintain the confidentiality of survey response, after submitting the survey, you will be directed to a separate website to provide contact info if you wish to become eligible for the lucky draw of two $100 cash prizes.

This research has received ethics approval and is being conducted under permission of the Simon Fraser University Research Ethics Board. If you have any concerns or complaints with respect to your participation in this research as a participant, please direct them to Dr. Jeffrey Toward, Director, Office of Research Ethics at [email protected] or (1) 778-782-6593.


I'd like to thank everyone in advance for taking the time to complete the survey.

Emily Zhang
PhD Candidate,
Faculty of Education
Simon Fraser University
Vancouver, Canada

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05-14-14, 06:37 PM   #2
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Survey not found! Not that I could do it anyway; I'm too young.

In any case, neat to see SFU show up for one of these
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Yeah, link is broken. Looks like it was copied and pasted after being posted on another forum that also truncates the displayed URL text.
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This is the original link I'm guessing.

http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/davi...dults-and-wow/
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05-16-14, 10:33 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Dridzt View Post
This is the original link I'm guessing.

http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/davi...dults-and-wow/
Thank you very much.
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05-16-14, 10:34 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by myrroddin View Post
Survey not found! Not that I could do it anyway; I'm too young.

In any case, neat to see SFU show up for one of these
Thank you very much for allowing me to post the survey link.
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05-21-14, 10:36 PM   #7
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Dear survey respondents, thank you very much for your time and support. Until now, we got 54 participants.

But we need a total of 500 participants. Our goal is to explore whether playing WoW is an effective way to deal with some issues experienced by older adults, like loneliness and social-isolation. This kind of research is very significant to them.

If you are aged 55+, and a WoW player, please take a few minutes to complete the survey. Your participation is extremely important to the success of this project.
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05-21-14, 11:39 PM   #8
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What is significant about being 55? I'm close (53) and would like to take the survey.

Originally Posted by Emily View Post
Dear survey respondents, thank you very much for your time and support. Until now, we got 54 participants.

But we need a total of 500 participants. Our goal is to explore whether playing WoW is an effective way to deal with some issues experienced by older adults, like loneliness and social-isolation. This kind of research is very significant to them.

If you are aged 55+, and a WoW player, please take a few minutes to complete the survey. Your participation is extremely important to the success of this project.
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05-22-14, 11:45 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by rocnroll View Post
What is significant about being 55? I'm close (53) and would like to take the survey.
Thank you very much for your interest. In my opinion, "55" is still young.

In some countries, the retirement age is 55(, although it is 65 in other countries). We set "55" as the age limit because some people at this age may be retired, and thus lose some social contact. We want to know whether playing WoW is an effective way to increase social interaction.
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